ARM was once a risky fringe processor company (yes, pun intended). It got ahead of other players, notably Intel, on low power consumption and dominates the mobile phone market -- for now. In fact, Apple's modern lineup is built around Apple's A4 design, which incorporates ARM's Cortex-A8 CPU.
It doesn't help Intel that its new, DRM-heavy Sandy Bridge package hit a bug.
Plenty of interesting things are being said about what this all means for the future of device processors (not to mention packaging architectures, like SoC, PoP and SiP).
With our most excellent semiconductor analysts Carl Johnson and Nathan Brookwood, let's discuss:
* What does the market for mobile processors and packages look like now?
* How much of an advantage is the ecosystem around ARM's designs?
* Which way will non-Apple tablet makers go? Are netbooks going away?
* How do these innovations affect customers? Manufacturers? Devices?
* What might ARM and Intel do next? Is there room for both?